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Umm... as I understand the numbers, they're collecting not quite ONE billion a year selling ads viewed on Android phones. And I'm not sure how much of that money comes from mobile AdWords that could be seen on ANY phone, not just Android. (In other words, if every single Android phone changed into an iPhone, they could STILL be picking up a half-billion in advertising.) At any rate, and at that rate, it's going to take thirteen years JUST to pay back the $12.5 billion...
No, it's not that simple. You've seen the following, of course... "Asustek Computer is hoping to release two Ultrabook models, an 11.6-inch UX21 and 13.3-inch UX31, later this year. While the UX21 will reportedly retail for $1000, the UX31 will cost $1600, a $300 premium on Apple's $1,299 13.3-inch MacBook Air." This is in line with Intel's Ultrabook initiative, and it shows that Apple's competitor's can't build an Apple-class product at a price less than Apple's. Why?...
Begun, the patent wars have....
That may be the case, but they still need to get the cableco's to sign up for the deal. Besides, the article was about how the Motorola STB business impacts Google TV... That is to say, not at all.
Motorola's set top box (STB) business will do nothing to stem Google's failure to launch Google TV, nor help against Apple TV. Why? People don't buy STBs, corporations do. Corporations like Cox Cable and Comcast, who have their own content to peddle, and above all they don't need Google coming in trying to skim money (and viewers) off the top with Google TV bundled into their private-label STBs.
Apple wants to sell devices, sure. But they've also done more to modernize the industry that anyone else. Look at the recording industry. Apple did everything possible to drag the labels into the 21st century, and they've kicked, screamed, and fought every step of the way. If Apple hadn't gotten the labels into iTunes, I'm willing to bet that we STILL wouldn't have a DRM-free sales channel with a pricing structure that makes sense. Just look at the mess that's Hulu. They...
If they do fiberglass then they'll also need to do some sort of interior metal chassis to hold the various parts, and to act as a heat sink, then attach the case to the chassis. This, in turn, means that it could be tough to do a really thin and light case that's strong enough. It also means, parts and price-wise, that you have to manufacture not only the case, but the chassis as well, then assemble them both. Each part runs up the price and the cost of assembly. Though a...
This is the obvious outcome of Apple and others spending billions on the Nortel patent collection. Now every company with an aging patent portfolio is going to look at cashing in by selling them off to the highest bidder, who in turn will use them to hamper and harass the competition. This is NOT how the patent system is supposed to work.
This may be a news flash, but most digital cameras take tons of pictures that do little more than waste space on a hard drive and that no one has looked at for years. Going back even further, most film cameras took tons of pictures that did little more that fill up a shelf full of shoeboxes. As to your other qualms, you're assuming, of course that you HAVE your other camera with you. That its battery is in fact charged. That the SD card isn't full. And so on. Managing...
Depends, depends, depends. I dug out my Canon 1Ds and 70-200 f/2.8 IS for a special event last weekend... and I'd forgotten just how big, heavy, and clunky the thing actually is. Especially packing the 28-70 and 16-35 to go with... I could, in fact, see the Micro 4/3 and APS-C sensors in a prosumer P&S "stealing" the market from the DSLRs, especially as their low-light quality improves. Studios are using 6x4.5 30MP and up medium format anyway. So, camera phones, APS-C,...
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